Chasing Lolita

Chasing Lolita
Author : Graham Vickers
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2008-08
ISBN 10 : 9781556529689
ISBN 13 : 1556529686
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Lolita Book Description:

In the summer of 1958, a 12-year-old girl took the world by storm--"Lolita" was published in the United States--and since then, her name has been taken in vain to serve a wide range of dubious ventures, both artistic and commercial. Offering a full consideration of not only "the Lolita effect" but shifting attitudes toward the mix of sex, children, and popular entertainment from Victorian times to the present, this study explores the movies, theatrical shows, literary spin-offs, artifacts, fashion, art, photography, and tabloid excesses that have distorted Lolita's identity with an eye toward some real-life cases of young girls who became the innocent victims of someone else's obsession--unhappy sisters to one of the most affecting heroines in fiction. New insight is provided into the brief life of Lolita and into her longer afterlives as well.

Lolita

Lolita
Author : Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2010-08-24
ISBN 10 : 9780307744029
ISBN 13 : 0307744027
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lolita Book Description:

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita
Author : Ellen Pifer
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages : 209
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 0195150333
ISBN 13 : 9780195150339
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita Book Description:

Eight reprinted essays, mostly from the 1990s, examine various facets of the Russian exile's 1955 novel that has raised literary, legal, and religious hackles since it was first published. Also included is a 1967 interview with Nabokov by Herbert Gold. There is no index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Gothic Lolita

Gothic Lolita
Author : Dakota Lane
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 194
Release : 2008-11-25
ISBN 10 : 9781416913962
ISBN 13 : 1416913963
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Lolita Book Description:

Sixteen-year-olds Chelsea and Miya have a lot in common, from their love of blogging, loss of loved ones, and the Shonin rainbow warrior books, to nationalities, even though they are half-way across the world from each other.

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the metoo Era

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the  metoo Era
Author : Elena Rakhimova-Sommers
Publisher :
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2021-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9781793628398
ISBN 13 : 1793628394
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the metoo Era Book Description:

Teaching Nabokov's Lolita in the #MeToo Era and Online seeks to answer: how do we balance analysis of Lolita's brilliant language and aesthetic complexity with due attention to its troubling content? Innovative assignments, creative-writing exercises, and new interpretations give readers an opportunity to engage with and reimagine the novel.

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation
Author : Anna Pilińska
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 155
Release : 2015-09-04
ISBN 10 : 9781443881463
ISBN 13 : 1443881465
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation Book Description:

"This book offers a comparative analysis of three versions of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita: namely, the original novel (1955), the script written by the novelist himself and published as Lolita: A Screenplay (1974), and Stanley Kubrick's film based on Lolita's storyline (1962). Kubrick's final product oscillates between adaptation and interpretation, as it draws from both Nabokov's novel and script, but also uses the improvisational talents of the cast, eventually rendering the director's firm auteurial hand clearly visible throughout the film. The book analyses how various additions and subtractions made first by Nabokov as a screenwriter, and later by Kubrick as a movie director, influence the reception of the four main characters: Lolita, Humbert Humbert, Charlotte Haze, and Clare Quilty. The original novel's multilayered web of intertextual references -- among them the works of Edgar Allan Poe and the typically Nabokovian critique of Freudian theories -- becomes significantly reduced in the script and the film, with Kubrick additionally enriching the film version of the story with cinematic references"--Provided by publisher.

The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita
Author : Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 544
Release : 2011-08-17
ISBN 10 : 9780307788085
ISBN 13 : 0307788083
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Lolita Book Description:

The annotated text of this modern classic. It assiduously illuminates the extravagant wordplay and the frequent literary allusions, parodies, and cross-references. Edited with a preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr.

Lolita in the Afterlife

Lolita in the Afterlife
Author : Jenny Minton Quigley
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 456
Release : 2021-03-16
ISBN 10 : 9781984898845
ISBN 13 : 1984898841
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lolita in the Afterlife Book Description:

A vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on Vladimir Nabokov’s perennially provocative book—with original contributions from a stellar cast of prominent twenty-first century writers. In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later, this phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countless issues at the forefront of our national discourse—art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma—Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova. Lolita in the Afterlife is edited by the daughter of Lolita’s original publisher in America. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY Robin Givhan • Aleksandar Hemon • Jim Shepard • Emily Mortimer • Laura Lippman • Erika L. Sánchez • Sarah Weinman • Andre Dubus III • Mary Gaitskill • Zainab Salbi • Christina Baker Kline • Ian Frazier • Cheryl Strayed • Sloane Crosley • Victor LaValle • Jill Kargman • Lila Azam Zanganeh • Roxane Gay • Claire Dederer • Jessica Shattuck • Stacy Schiff • Susan Choi • Kate Elizabeth Russell • Tom Bissell • Kira Von Eichel • Bindu Bansinath • Dani Shapiro • Alexander Chee • Lauren Groff • Morgan Jerkins

Lolita The Story of a Cover Girl

Lolita   The Story of a Cover Girl
Author : John Bertram
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2013-07-19
ISBN 10 : 9781440329883
ISBN 13 : 1440329885
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lolita The Story of a Cover Girl Book Description:

What should Lolita look like? The question has dogged book-cover designers since 1955, when Lolita was first published in a plain green wrapper. The heroine of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel has often been shown as a teenage seductress in heart-shaped glasses--a deceptive image that misreads the book but has seeped deep into our cultural life, from fashion to film. Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design reconsiders the cover of Lolita. Eighty renowned graphic designers and illustrators (including Paula Scher, Jessica Hische, Jessica Helfand, and Peter Mendelsund) offer their own takes on the book's jacket, while graphic-design critics and Nabokov scholars survey more than half a century of Lolita covers. You'll also find thoughtful essays from such design luminaries as Mary Gaitskill, Debbie Millman, Michael Bierut, Peter Mendelsund, Jessica Helfand, Alice Twemlow, Johanna Drucker, Leland de la Durantaye, Ellen Pifer, and Stephen Blackwell. Through the lenses of design and literature, Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl tells the strange design history of one of the most important novels of the 20th century--and offers a new way for thinking visually about difficult books. You'll never look at Lolita the same way again.

The Real Lolita

The Real Lolita
Author : Sarah Weinman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2018-09-11
ISBN 10 : 9781474605625
ISBN 13 : 1474605621
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real Lolita Book Description:

Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet, very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of eleven-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, The Real Lolita restores Sally Horner to her rightful place in the lore of the novel's creation. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records, and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.